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  • ISBN 13: 9781608464616
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Field Notes on Democracy

Listening to Grasshoppers

By (author) Arundhati Roy

<p>""Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again.""—<i>Time Magazine</i></P><p>""Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'—and shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed.""—Noam Chomsky</P><p>""Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time.""—Naomi Klein</P><p>Now in paperback, with a new introduction by the author discussing the election of India's new prime minister Narendra Modi.</P><p>This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy.</P><p>She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities, the rise of terrorism, and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations.</P><p><i>Field Notes on Democracy</i> tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond.</P><p><b>Arundhati Roy</b> is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker Prize–winning novel <i>The God of Small Things</i> to her prolific output of writing on topics ranging from climate change to war, the perils of free-market development in India, and the defense of the poor, Roy's voice has become indispensable to millions seeking a better world.

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